Creamy Tomato Basil & Parmesan Soup

1
Francine Lizotte

By
@ClubFoody

Smooth, earthy and packed with flavor, this recipe is definitely a keeper!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6 servings
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 12 large
    roma tomatoes, blanched
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 c
    white onions, chopped
  • 2 1/2 tsp
    ground himalayan sea salt, or more to taste and divided
  • 3 large
    cloves garlic, pressed
  • 2 Tbsp
    granulated sugar
  • 3 c
    low-sodium chicken broth
  • 6 Tbsp
    fresh basil, chopped plus more for garnish
  • 1 c
    parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    fresh oregano leaves, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper, or more to taste (i always use mixed peppercorns)
  • 2 Tbsp
    balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 c
    35% heavy cream
  • ·
    croutons, as needed for garnish

How to Make Creamy Tomato Basil & Parmesan Soup

Step-by-Step

  1. Cut the blanched tomatoes in half and then half again; set aside.
  2. In a large Dutch oven over medium heat, add oil and when hot, add onions; sauté until translucent, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and sauté for only 1 minute. Add the blanched tomatoes, sugar and chicken broth. Stir well and bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium. Add basil, cheese, thyme, oregano, more salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Stir and gently simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally and breaking the tomatoes into smaller pieces with the tip of a spoon.
  4. When time is up, add balsamic vinegar and process until mostly smooth using an immersion blender (or blender). Add heavy cream and stir; taste and adjust if needed. Process again with blender until the soup is perfectly smooth. Makes 6 servings
  5. To view this recipe on YouTube, click on this link >>>> youtube.com/watch?v=yxheszaT0bk

Printable Recipe Card




Show 4 Comments & Reviews

23 Honey Recipes to Make ASAP

23 Honey Recipes to Make ASAP


We love the sweet addition honey adds to our favorite recipes. Honey has the power to balance out spice, upgrade our favorite bread recipes, sweeten up ham, and take fried chicken to a whole new level – honey is your new favorite condiment. Scroll down for some inspired honey dishes that are sure to sing […]

24 Gourmet Cheeseburger Recipes

24 Gourmet Cheeseburger Recipes


There are burgers, and then there are BURGERS. Warning, these cheeseburgers are going to make you drool. Not for the faint of heart, these gourmet cheeseburgers are cheesy, overloaded with mouth-watering toppings, and sandwiched between buttery perfect buns. Better yet – you can easily make them at home. From sweet and spicy to breakfast inspired […]

Quinoa Recipes You Need to Make ASAP

Quinoa Recipes You Need to Make ASAP


Not only is quinoa healthy, gluten-free, and high in protein, but it’s a plant food that is actually delicious! A perfect substitute for pasta or rice, quinoa should be a welcome addition to your diet. Don’t believe us? Check out these 21 delicious quinoa recipes that will have you running to the nearest grocery store […]